Startup Advisors

At Entrepreneur Week, help high school students develop business concepts and pitches. Startup Advisors are real entrepreneurs, marketers and venture capitalists who want to help coach and inspire students to bring their business ideas to life...

YEBW's Entrepreneur Week details will be at Oregon State University (OSU): July 27-Aug. 3, 2019.




Students spend one week molding a business idea into a potential investment opportunity. At the end of the week, they present business plans in a Shark Tank-like pitch competition for a chance to win prizes. 

Most students in Entrepreneur Week have a baseline understanding of business and completed other YEBW programs: Business Week and Investing Week.



This program is led entirely by qualified volunteers with entrepreneurial experience... Depending on expertise and engagement, serve on any of the following days:

Monday: Ideation
Tuesday: Value Proposition
Wednesday: Brand & Creative
Thursday: Market & Customers
Friday: Pitch



The ideal Startup Advisor has:

  • Started a company

  • Experience running businesses

  • A background in brand development, creative directing, marketing, sales, business development or lead generation

  • Served as an investor or venture capitalist (preferred, not required)

  • Strong public speaking or presentation skills

  • Creative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Excitement, energy and enthusiasm for business



Your time with YEBW matters... With our 7-day program and 1-day training, being an Advisor is an 8-day event. While a part-time role may be considered, YEBW recommends the week-long commitment to get the most out of the experience.

Oregon State University (OSU): July 27-Aug. 3, 2019

Stay in campus dorms at the university of your choice; room and board is covered by YEBW. Training (the day before the program) includes an introduction to the role.

Lead Advisor

Entrepreneur Week is run by Lead Advisor Katrina Hull.

Katrina is highly invested in helping high school students dream big and make their dreams a reality. In education for 8 years, she teaches math in Salem, Ore., where she also serves as the Math Department Chair. Currently, she sponsors an after-school MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) chapter, and has recently been named a Lemelson-MIT Excite Award Winner.

In 2017, Katrina led a team of high school students through PSU’s CleanTech Challenge (open to college students and businesses connected to PSU). Her team not only competed, but walked away sweeping the business competition. This propelled the team forward to compete against the top Oregon colleges at InventOR, where her team won second place overall. In the end, the team took away $32,500 in scholarships and prizes.

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Learn More

In this highly selective role, serve students and help shape the future of business... YEBW's Entrepreneur Week details will be available soon. Contact YEBW to learn more about the Startup Advisor opportunity.

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